David Weekley Homes Named Great Place To Work® Award Recipient

by David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes has been selected to receive a Great Place to Work® Award for Camaraderie – to be presented at the annual Great Place to Work® Conference in Los Angeles, California, April 18-20, 2007.

The Great Place to Work® Awards are a distinctive way the Great Place to Work® Institute recognizes the accomplishments of organizations that have implemented creative and effective approaches to developing trust, pride, and camaraderie within their workplaces. “The five honorees are selected with particular attention to a specific employee practice, program, or collection of programs which exemplifies one of the five dimensions of the Great Place to Work® Model©: Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie,” explains Robert Levering, co-founder of Great Place to Work® Institute.

The Award for Camaraderie goes to David Weekley Homes in recognition of their successful design and implementation of a unique set of welcoming practices for new hires. From the initial concept of the company as a place to Enhance People’s Lives, to the new Team Member orientation and training, including the ‘receiving line’ during the Weekly 101 program, David Weekley Homes invites people to be a part of their culture, a part of the team, creating a real sense of camaraderie and family.

“It is an absolute honor to be recognized for something that we cherish – making our Team Members feel at home,” said David Weekley, Chairman of David Weekley Homes. “Creating a culture that is inclusive, encourages celebration and inspires teamwork is the best investment we can make in our company. Through our Weekley 101 orientation and unique culture, we look forward to continuing this rich tradition of Enhancing People’s Lives one Team Member at a time.”

The conference will also provide in-depth sessions and workshops, formal and informal networking opportunities, and keynotes from distinguished leaders of many of the best companies to work for in the nation including: John Brennan, Chairman and CEO, Vanguard, Robert A. Colvin, President and CEO, Memorial Health, Terri Kelly, President and CEO, W. L. Gore & Associates, Dan Warmenhoven, CEO, Network Appliance, and George Zimmer, Chairman and CEO, Men’s Wearhouse. For complete information about attending the Conference, visit www.greatplacetowork-conference.com.

About Great Place to Work® Institute
Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. is a global research and consulting firm dedicated to “building a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces.” Through its education, consulting, and best companies lists, Great Place to Work® Institute recognizes the world’s best workplaces and provides information and advisory services to those who seek to create great workplaces of their own. Great Place to Work Institute works with FORTUNE magazine, HR Magazine and other leading publications in 28 countries around the world to publish and recognize “Best Companies to Work for.” In addition to the global headquarters in San Francisco, Great Place to Work® Institute has 29 affiliates in countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. www.greatplacetowork.com

About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 18 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America's Best Builder,” “Builder of the Year” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 50,000 homes with 2006 revenues exceeding $1.5 billion. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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